SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - Data Robotics, Inc., makers of the award-winning Drobo storage arrays, today announced that Tom Buiocchi has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer. Buiocchi succeeds founder Geoff Barrall, who has served as CEO since 2005.

"Geoff has done a tremendous job creating an exciting, dynamic company which is approaching 100,000 units sold and is on track for continued growth. The board is very appreciative of his achievement," said Aneel Bhusri, chairman of the board for Data Robotics. "Tom's appointment as CEO marks an important milestone for Data Robotics. His competitive nature underlies his proven track record of building successful organizations and delivering strong growth, both of which will be critical in bringing Data Robotics to the next level of success."

Buiocchi joins Data Robotics after serving as an Executive in Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures, where he consulted with portfolio companies and assessed investment opportunities in the enterprise and data center technology markets. Prior to Mohr Davidow, Buiocchi held executive-level roles at Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., most recently as vice president of worldwide marketing, investor relations and sales operations. In this role, Buiocchi was instrumental in sales and marketing strategies that resulted in significant market share gains and revenue growth from 2003 to 2008.

"Data Robotics is a true innovator with unique core technology that is revolutionizing the way digital data is stored and protected," said Buiocchi. "I am thrilled to join the company and look forward to building on the vision and innovation that Geoff brought to Data Robotics. When I look at our market leading products, impressive list of customers and partners, and talented team of people, I am excited about the opportunity to lead the team and accelerate its significant momentum."

Prior to Brocade, Tom spent more than 20 years in a range of marketing and strategy management positions for leading technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Apex Systems, and Rhapsody.

About Data Robotics

Data Robotics, Inc., the company that delivers the best storage experience ever, develops automated storage products designed to ensure data is always protected, accessible, and simple to manage. The award-winning Drobo storage arrays are the first to provide the protection of traditional RAID without the complexity. The revolutionary BeyondRAID technology frees users from making the difficult and confining choice of "Which RAID level to deploy?" by providing an unprecedented combination of advanced features and automation, including single- and dual-drive redundancy, instant expansion, self-monitoring, data awareness, self-healing, and an easy-to-understand visual status and alert panel. For more information, visit Data Robotics at

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